For the first time Catholics were appointed to the board of directors of an orthodox Jewish institution when Justice Victor J. Dowling and Justice John V. McAvoy, both of the State Supreme Court, were unanimously elected to the board of the Hebrew National Orphan Home in Yonkers. The distinction was conferred upon the two notable Catholic jurists at a regular meeting of the board held last Thursday.
Both men have long shown a great interest in the work of the Home and had expressed an interest to be of service. At the proposal of Supreme Court Justice Aaron J. Levy, president of the Home, Justices Dowling and MacAvoy were elected.